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I'm Dave pound askew and I'm the executive director of firts which is the project for education research two scales it's a center at Stanford University firts makes a variety of resources that help educators learn about the science of motivation and we do that in order to help educators inspire all of their students to learn fearless lame when students have a growth mindset when they're thinking in our growth mindset they're really thinking of their abilities as something that they can grow something like a muscle on something that they can grow over time by investing their effort into the right strategies when students are thinking in a fixed mindset they tend to think of their abilities of something fixed something like eye color something they really can't change about themselves when students are thinking our growth mindset they're doing I think two things that are that are really helpful and it'll ultimately help them be more successful that'll help them be more motivated one is that they're viewing challenges really as opportunities to grow their abilities that means they're much less likely to be discouraged if they encounter something that's challenging in contrast they might be they might be more likely to seek out challenges and research shows and in fact students when students are thinking in a growth mindset they're more likely to seek out a more challenging work the second piece is that they realize that if they're really stuck on something then the key to doing that one might be to persist but to and just as important it's just switch up the strategies are using maybe to seek out help from someone and as they're thinking in a growth mindset they're going to be less likely to be worried that if they need help that means that they're that they're not smart enough to succeed instead they'll understand that that their teachers and their peers are there to help them grow and develop as learners so through the learn storm activities we're really trying to arm teachers with with a bunch of activities that help that will help them and their students learn together about the science of learning and the signs of growth mindset that will help them engage in important kinds of self-reflection and different kinds of activities that could help kind of really reinforce those ideas over the course of learn storm but then also create kind of a model a scaffold and an approach towards soft reflection and thinking about learning and about growth mindset that could then be kind of revisited throughout the year to really reinforce these ideas and to remind students to keep going and keep growing